Lucky us! This week we were able to sit down with Dennis Basso, and ask him for bridal advice. We know: Dennis Basso, the wedding planner… probably not. But, we can dream. So, we stole a little bit of his time, and asked all of our burning questions. We wanted to know what his favorite trends are, and what brides should do to make their wedding day the best day ever. Bonus: Dennis also told us a little bit about his newest collection!
Don’t forget to tune into Dennis Basso’s 2017 collection debuting at Kleinfeld on October 5th at 4pm EST. We’ll be streaming live onto our Facebook page!
Here’s what Dennis Basso, international bridal and ready-to-wear designer icon, had to say…
KB: Any advice for brides when they’re trying to find the right gown for their wedding day?
Says Dennis, “Often brides come to the store with one dress in mind, and leave with a completely different style. It’s most important to trust the bridal consultant and take her suggestions seriously… these ladies know what they’re doing!”
KB: We completely agree! Kleinfeld has over 250 employees that are ready to find every bride her perfect gown!
DB: “Absolutely! Kleinfeld is an establishment that I’ve known since I was a little boy. Many of the women in my family have gone down the aisle in a Kleinfeld wedding dress. So, for me to have my bridal collection exclusively at Kleinfeld, it’s a dream come true!
KB: That’s amazing–we love you, too! Your gowns are fabulous, and we can’t wait to see your new collection. Anything you want to tell us about it?
DB: “Well, this collection is an interpretation of my ready-to-wear collection, which just showed at New York Fashion Week. It’s glamorous, alluring and sophisticated.”
KB: Of course! There are so many new, fun things happening in bridal. Are there any trends happening that you love? Maybe some that are in your new collection?
DB: “Actually, yes! The trend that’s definitely happening this season is dresses that inspire romance. Light fabrics, like tulle, organza and lace, create this feeling. Another trend is individualizing the wedding gown. Brides are adding their own personal touch to their wedding outfit, whether it be gloves, a veil or a special pair of earrings that members of their family have worn.”
KB: “What a great idea! Accessories are an awesome way to make their bridal outfit completely their own. In your opinion, are there any accessories that are “must-haves” for a bride?
DB: “I think it’s important to accessorize your wedding gown, but I am also a firm believer in letting the gown be the star and not the other accessories. But, if it complements the gown nicely, go for it! A veil is classic.”
KB: “We think so, too! Thank you so much for sitting down with us, Dennis. Is there anything else that you’d like your fans to know about you?”
DB: “I want everyone who wants to wear a Dennis Basso dress to know how committed I am to all my collections, whether it’s my wedding collection, here at Kleinfeld, my couture collection on Madison Avenue and boutiques around the world, or my Dennis by Dennis collection for QVC, I am completely involved in the design process, from beginning to end.”
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